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Berlin issues Afghanistan travel alert amid latest hostage-takings

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Berlin, July 26, IRNA

Germany’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel warning for Afghanistan on Wednesday in the wake of the latest hostage-takings involving German citizens in the war-stricken country.

The German alert “warns urgently” of undertaking trips to Afghanistan.

It added that whoever still decides to travel to Afghanistan has to be aware of one’s “endangerment by terroristic or criminal- motivated violent acts”.

There is a risk throughout Afghanistan that one can become a victim of a kidnapping, said the foreign ministry, adding that even international ISAF troops cannot ensure the safety of foreigners who visit Afghanistan.

Several Germans have become target of abductions by local criminal groups and the radical Taliban militia in Afghanistan over the past weeks.

There are also 3,000 German soldiers deployed in northern Afghanistan as part of the ongoing ISAF military campaign.

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Written by afghandevnews

July 27, 2007 at 3:36 am

Posted in Security

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